Archive forNovember, 2012

  • Obama’s second term challenges

    Newly reelected with a confortable margin, Barack Obama will soon be confronting some dunting domestic and foreign policy challenges with a big portion of his population getting increasingly impatient. The voters who gave him four more years in office, also elected a divided congress with republicans keeping the house majority whereas democrats retain control of […] Read More
  • Making Case for Investing in Tunisia

    Source : US State Department   Washington — In January 2011, as the world watched the people of Tunisia oust their ruler of 23 years, a group of Tunisian Americans looked for ways they could help their home country make the transition to democracy. Within a month, the nonprofit Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP) was born. […] Read More
  • Social Funding

    There is an obvious need among Tunisian expatriates to invest back to their home country in a structured and sustainable way, particularly after January 14th. Many of them do not know how to do it in an effective way. They are tired of giving away money to small local foundations that are rarely effective and […] Read More
  • How to enable a diaspora fund

    A few months ago, Hatem Mahbouli, an eminent TAYP member introduced the idea of launching a Diaspora fund based on crowd funding through the web. The premises have been quite simple: if thousands of Tunisians abroad become micro-investors of amounts as low as $500 each, then we can easily raise hundreds of thousands of dollars […] Read More
  • Social entrepreneurship

    At this very sensitive stage of Tunisia’s development, with almost one million of unemployed and about 25% of the society living under the poverty line, a few disagree that the private sector has to play a very crucial role in creating sufficient jobs and achieving sustainable growth in the near future. At TAYP, we work […] Read More
  • The current economic situation

    Tunisia is at a turning point today, facing several challenges but also aspiring to many potential opportunities. There is a need to continue laying the foundation for promoting inclusive economic recovery and responding to the demands of the revolution for greater citizen voice and participation as well as ensuring the success of the political transition. […] Read More
  • Weathering An Economy Under Strain

    In this oped, international expert and a TAYP member Hedi Larbi, shares its quick overview of the current economic situation in Tunisia. Based on our various foreign consultations with foreign investors and governments, it seems that the international community and investors still believe that Tunisia is the most promising Arab country in developing a democratic political system. […] Read More